Othello : authoritative text, sources and contexts, criticism
|Format:||Print Book 2004|
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"Sources and Contexts" reprints the sixteenth-century story by Giraldi Cinthio that Shakespeare used for the plot of Othello and for many of its details. Edward Pechter's essay provides context for readers through its discussion of the play's central topics--Moors, Turks, Venetians, marriage and domesticity, fathers and daughters, and female sexuality.Seventeen wide-ranging interpretive essays are reprinted. Contributors include Samuel Johnson, William Hazlitt, T. S. Eliot, Kenneth Burke, Lynda E. Boose, Mark Rose, and Patricia Parker.An annotated Selected Bibliography is also included.
Note on the text
Text of Othello
Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice
Sources and contexts
Othello in its own time / Giraldi Cinthio
[The Moor of Venice]
Criticism : Othello in Critical History / Thomas Rymer
["A Bloody Farce"] / Charles Gildon
[Comments on Rymer's Othello] / Samuel Johnson
[Shakespeare, the Rules, and Othello] / Charles Lamb
[Othello's Color : Theatrical versus Literary Representation] / William Hazlitt
[Iago, Heroic Tragedy, and Othello] / Samuel Taylor Coleridge
[Comments on Othello] / A.C. Bradley
["The Most Painfully Exciting and the Most Terrible" of Shakespeare's Tragedies] / T.S. Eliot
["The Last Great Speech of Othello"] / Kenneth Burke
Othello : Essay to illustrate a method / G.K. Hunter
Othello and colour prejudice / Lynda E. Boos's Occupation : Shakespeare and the Romance of Chivalry / James R. Siemon
"Nay, That's Not Next" : Othello, [5.2] in Performance, 1760-1900 / Michael Neill
Unproper Beds : Race, Adultery, and the Hideous in Othello / Patricia Parker
Othello and Hamlet : Dilation, Spying and the "Secret Place" of Woman / Michael D. Bristol
Charivari and the Comedy of Abjection in Othello / Edward Pechter
"Too Much Violence" : Murdering wives in Othello.
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|Series||Norton critical edition.|
-- (Fictitious character from Shakespeare)
Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Othello.
Othello -- (Fictitious character from Shakespeare)
Interracial marriage -- Drama.
Jealousy -- Drama.
Muslims -- Drama.
Venice (Italy) -- Drama.
|Publisher|| New York :W.W. Norton & Co.,2004
xvii, 407 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-407).